Rome: Casa Ruffo
One-in-a-million house with views in Rome's center
- Name: Casa Ruffo
- Sleeps: 6
- Bedrooms: 3
- Bathrooms: 3
- Price: €6,250/weekly, 4 night minimum
Charming villa overlooking Rome; walk to sights!
Casa Ruffo is a recently remodeled charming home with a large garden and spectacular views tucked in the heart of Rome. Enjoy Rome from this rare and exclusive location. The house is situated on a 7 acre noble estate located within a short walking distance of the Piazza del Popolo, Spanish Steps and Borghese gardens. The view from the terrace of the casetta stretches from the rooftops of the Spanish Steps neighborhood to St Peter's Basilica and the hills of Rome. This spectacular private estate is home to a few other villas and has been owned by the same family for many centuries. For large groups, Casa Ruffo can be rented in conjunction with Villa Aurora next door.
Casa Ruffo is tucked away on a small street that gently rises from Piazzale Flaminio. A short 2 blocks from the city, you will enter the property through a private gated entry and quickly enjoy the verdant grounds of this special retreat, so close and yet so far from the hustle and bustle of central Rome. The street continues up for another 2 blocks, eventually opening into the beautiful Borghese Gardens.
Casa Ruffo was recently remodeled yet still has the traditional feel of Rome with vine covered exterior walls and terracotta tiled roof. The terrace off of the living room is surrounded by a garden and beautiful trees on one side and the rooftops of Rome below. In the distance you can see the roof of St Peter’s Basilica. The terrace has a large marble table and seating for 6. As you watch the sunset, or enjoy your morning coffee, you can feel the energy of the Rome below from this tranquil retreat.
The living room of the home is inviting and comfortable with large windows and glass door facing the terrace with the same views of Rome; on the adjoining wall there is another large window facing the garden. The room has a fireplace, beautiful beamed ceiling and clean hardwood floors. The furniture includes antique tables in the sitting area and very comfortable upholstered sofas and chairs. There is a large glass dining table under the window.
The room is both a charming gathering place and a peaceful spot to read a book. The design makes excellent use of the space, is well laid out and furnished. It feels like a you are staying in a friend's private home, except you're in one of the most exclusive and coveted private estates in the center of Rome!
As you walk down the hall from the living room, you reach a very bright kitchen with modern appliances and good space to work. The kitchen also has a large window facing the garden and city beyond.
The house is on two levels, with living room, kitchen, master bedroom, bathroom upstairs. The other two bedrooms and bathrooms are downstairs.
Master Bedroom has a king size bed and ensuite bathroom with limestone vanity and large glass fully enclosed shower with overhead rain style showerhead. This romantic room has large windows that face the garden, an antique desk and built in closets.
Downstairs is an open bedroom with two day beds and a small bathroom. You have to pass through this room to reach the third bedroom, so this room is best for children due to lack of privacy. It has a small bathroom with a toilet, sink and a shower.
The third bedroom has single beds with an adjoining bathroom with a toilet, sink and bathtub.
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Property and area amenities
|Location||Spanish Steps-Piazza del Popolo|
|Bedrooms||3. 1 with king size bed. 1 with 2 day beds & 1 with 2 single beds that can be joined|
|Bathrooms||3. 2 with showers, 1 with bathtub with shower over|
|Mobility||Walk from Piazzale Flaminio to front entry gate uphill one block. One more block walk uphill from entry gate.|
|Size||1614 sq ft, 150 m2|
|Outlook||Views of Rome from garden|
|Dining||Indoor and outdoor dining tables seats 6.|
|Kitchen||Oven, stove, dishwasher, microwave, refrigerator/freezer, tea kettle, drip coffee maker, Nespresso|
|Laundry||Washer, dryer, iron, board|
|Crib||Yes, with advance arrangement|
|Entertainment||TV receives local Italian channels only|
|Linens||Included. Towels changed every 3 days. Linens changed once a week for stays of more than 1 week.|
|Cleaning||Light housekeeping 2 times a week for weekly stays. Shorter stays every 2 days.|
|Cook||Yes, €20/hour plus cost of groceries|
|Parking||Parking for one car|
|Concierge||Concierge services to book tours, restaurant reservations, travel consulting at preferred rates for our guests.|
|Pre-Arrival Grocery Shopping||Yes, please request a price quote|
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|Available||Not Available||Reservation Pending||Changeover|
Reservations of a week or less are possible within a month of your inquiry.
Beyond that, 1 month minimum reservations.
|Prices in Euros||Nightly||Weekly||14 Days||4 Weeks|
Minimum booking period and price is for 4 nights. Reservations of a week or less are possible within a month of your inquiry, discounted by 10%. Beyond that, 1 month minimum reservations.
The price includes linens, 1 set of towels/person, utilities, light housekeeping twice a week for weekly stays, shorter stays every other day, final cleaning, personal welcome during standard hours and free WiFi. Personal laundry not included with housekeeping.
Not included is local hospitality tax, please go to www.italyperfect.com/tax for information on local hospitality tax paid in cash at check in. €500 Security deposit payable in cash on arrival or pre-authorized to a credit card before arrival.
To guarantee check in before 5pm or to check out after 10am, we recommend you reserve the night before or the night after your stay, if available. Early Check In is from 9am. Late Check Out is until 5pm. We cannot guarantee you will be able to check in early or check out late if you do not reserve these extra nights.
If you don`t pay for an early arrival (before 5pm) and wish to get in before 5pm, then call your greeter from your point of arrival and if you can get in earlier, s/he will let you know if you can come ahead to drop your luggage and/or check in. If the greeter makes two trips for you, i.e. luggage then check-in, s/he is due a gratuity.
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• One of the most special and wonderful locations in Rome
• High quality, nicely appointed
• Bathrooms and kitchen are new and fresh
• Located on a very exclusive private estate, giving a fascinating perspective on Rome few visitors get to experience
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Map and Location
|Piazza del Popolo - 4 minute walk|
|Borghese Gardens - 5 minute walk|
|Spanish Steps - 13 minute walk|
|Piazza Navona, Pantheon - 25 minute walk|
|St Peters Basilica, Vatican Museums - 25 minute walk or 10 minutes by subway stop|
|Coliseum 15 minutes by subway|